Beautiful Smile

What’s the secret to a great smile? Beautiful teeth and gums…and a cup of green tea? A study conducted in Japan found that the more green tea people drink, the healthier their gums are, decreasing their risk of periodontal disease and reducing the effects of receding and bleeding gums. Gum disease is caused by an inflammatory response […]

Nobody knows what causes lichen planus, a condition that results in mouth lesions and skin rashes. Physicians, however, strongly suspect that their patients’ own immune systems, or responses to foreign substances that produce an allergic reaction, are behind it. Traditional treatments include antihistamines, corticosteroids, numbing mouthwashes and soothing creams — all directed at easing symptoms. […]